25 July 2013

24th July

Devon has been baking under the sun these last few weeks - a bit of a worry as our only supply of water is from our own well (hope to take some photos of inside the well when I can figure out how to get the flash working!) 

Ding Dong Dell...
Puss is not in the well
but is sensibly waiting
by the garden tap!
We were down to three feet of water the other day, but with a bit of rain last night it is up to four feet now. 
The well is about 6 feet circumference though - so anyone know how to work out how much water is down there? Several gallons I guess!

A bit of a parched garden!

Everywhere is looking a bit baked - although it seems other places in England have been experiencing thunder and hail storms - not us. It is raining (a bit) today though, and at last it's not so hot.

We've had the construction workers  in these last 10 days, putting in our menage - full report to follow when it is done, but here's a taster from the first day....

Main worry (apart from the drying up water) is that Jasper is lame. Something spooked the horses a few days ago - possibly one of the dinosaur-sized hornets that are around here - and all three  horses got out the field by jumping the gate (yep, a five-barred gate) including the pony!
Result a broken gate and a lame horse.
Thankfully, after several vet visits it seems the damage is minimal and he should be OK after some box rest.

Jasper grazing in the back garden

Baz has also been enjoying himself in the garden ....

Playing hide and seek

.... as well as playing with Sybil - at last they seem to be friends, although Mab, my other cat, has decided she wants to camp out while the weather is hot.
She comes in for her tea then goes off again to wherever it is that she's set up camp.

Sybil is playing "can't see me!"

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